About Bruges

Discovering Bruges

There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin, even though you don’t really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people. A city whose history made it great, resulting in a well-deserved classification as a Unesco World Heritage site. Bruges is known for its museums, monuments, architecture, religious heritage, historic sites, parks and shopping. If you want to plan your trip to Bruges, you will find a lot of inspiration on the 'visit bruges' website: www.visitbruges.be/en




Monuments and architecture

The most known is the Belfry & Carrilon. The most important of Bruges’ towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses, amongst other things, a carillon with 47 melodious bells. In the reception area, waiting visitors can discover all kinds of interesting information about the history and working of this unique world-heritage protected belfry. Those who take on the challenge of climbing the tower can pause for a breather on the way up in the old treasury, where the city’s charters, seal and public funds were kept during the Middle Ages, and also at the level of the impressive clock or in the carillonneur’s chamber. Finally, after a tiring 366 steps, your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings.

We also have the Bonifaciusbridge and Arentshof . This charismatic area has the ability to enchant many a visitor. Its irresistible combination of striking history and warm romance may take your breath away. Arentshof, located along one of the picturesque canals, manages to create an entirely unique atmosphere with its tall trees, hidden benches, mysterious pieces of art and marvelous view on Church of Our Lady and Gruuthuse palace. It’s one of those places to watch the world go by: tourist boats pass and people wander around while the clatter of hoofs from the horse drawn carriages echoes throughout the day. Don’t be fooled further ahead, for the charmed ancient looking Bonifaciusbridge dates from early 20th century and is one of Bruges’ youngest bridges. While you admire the fairytale like canals with inclined houses and passing tourist boats a humble feeling will no doubt wash over you when looking up at the Church of Our Lady. In the evening carefully chosen illumination further enthralls this cherished lovespot.


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Historic Sites

Breathtakingly beautiful and picture postcard perfect, Bruges still testifies to a past steeped in history. Though quiet, atmospheric and arrested in time, it is also a highly convivial city. You can visit the burg, Rozenhoedkaai, Jan van Eyckplein and so many other historic sites. They all have their story: https://www.visitbruges.be/his...

Religious heritage 

Over the centuries many of Bruges’ churches, monasteries, abbeys and chapels have been active centres of religious life. This accounts for the city’s remarkable ecclesiastical heritage. But this patrimony is testimony to more than just its religious past. If the stone façades could speak they would have countless fascinating stories to tell about evolutions in education, the economy, society and culture. Read more https://www.visitbruges.be/rel...

Musea Bruges 

14 locations, always different, always interesting The great appeal of Bruges’ museum collections is their incredible diversity. From the Flemish Primitives to contemporary art, from the fine arts to archaeological finds, not to mention silverware, tapestries, furniture, and poetry, the museums of Bruges contain endless surprises for young and old alike. Musea Brugge is also responsible for Raakvlak (the intermunicipal archaeological service for Bruges and surrounding area), for the Erfgoedcel (Bruges cultural inheritance department) and for the Flemish Research Center for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands. Look at the musea:  https://www.visitbruges.be/mus...

Award -winning restaurants

Bruges is not just one of Europe’s gastronomic centres, two reputed colleges – Spermalie and Ter Groene Poorte – train culinary talent who do well internationally. The city puts itself on the map with an impressive list of top restaurants. No fewer than 35 Bruges chefs are recommended by Michelin, GaultMillau and Bibgourmand. https://www.visitbruges.be/awa... 


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